Civilisation of the German-speaking countries : The present

lgerm1515  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Civilisation of the German-speaking countries : The present
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Language
Deutsch
Prerequisites
Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
 
Main themes
1. the material reality and the communities;
2. political and social organisation (form of government);
3. moral attitudes;
4. intellectual, philosophical and religious life;
5. the hopes, failures and achievements of these communities.
 
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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The course studies the major developments and structures in politics, social relationships and culture, and introduces the students to contemporary life in the German-, English- or Dutch-speaking communities in Europe.

By the end of the course, students are expected to have acquired in-depth knowledge of German-/ English-/ Dutch-speaking Europe.

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
This course concentrates mainly on the contemporary aspects of the German-speaking countries, regions and cultures, taking World War II as a starting-point. Special attention is paid to the history of the two German-speaking states, which led to two societies that are in many ways diametrically opposed to each other, and to the profound alterations brought about by the Wende of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin wall. Even if it is hard at this early stage to make a more definitive assessment of the new developments since then, the course will study this reversal in detail.
Teaching methods
Teaching method: formal lectures, personal reading
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation.
Individual assignment
Other information
Study aids: course book, text syllabus, video extracts of films, documentaries and archives.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in German Studies